Vivo iQOO Z1 is a $300 gaming phone with MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ 5G chipset

Vivo iQOO Z1 launched price nepal
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Vivo’s sub-brand iQOO has been launching some killer gaming phones. And now they have announced the iQOO Z1 which features the latest MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ Chipset with integrated 5G support. Let’s learn more about the IQOO Z1 along with its price and expected availability in Nepal here.

Vivo iQOO Z1 Overview

The Vivo iQOO Z1 has almost identical specifications as the IQOO Neo 3. Instead of the Snapdragon 865, this one has the Mediatek’s flagship chipset — Dimensity 1000+. It is based on 7nm architecture and has an integrated Helio M70 5G modem. Although the Dimensity 1000+ lacks a faster mm-Wave, it does offer the widely popular sub-6GHz 5G spectrum.

In terms of performance, Dimensity 1000+ has an octa-core CPU with a big.LITTLE architecture. Here, you get four high-performance ARM Cortex-A77 clocked at 2.6GHz and four low-power Cortex-A55 cores at 2GHz. In the GPU front, it should have the same Mali-G77 MP9. Although the Dimensity 1000+ is not as powerful as the Snapdragon 865, it is much cheaper among the two and in turn making the price of the phone lower.

Learn more about MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ here

On the front, the iQOO Z1 houses a 6.57-inch IPS LCD display with a 144Hz refresh rate. The display houses a circular notch on the right top where sits a 16MP selfie snapper. On the back, there’s a triple rear camera of 48MP primary, 8MP ultra-wide, and a 2MP macro lens.

Vivo iQOO Z1 color variants design display

The design of the phone is pretty standard with plastic frames and a glossy gradient back. There is a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, just like the Poco X2 and Realme 6 Pro. Battery wise, it has a decent 4500mAh battery with 44W fast charging support. IQOO says it can charge the phone from 0 to 50% in just 20 minutes and 100% in about an hour. Finally, the iQOO Z1 boots on Android 10 with iQOO UI 1.0.

What are the gaming features of the iQOO Z1?

The iQOO Z1 sports a new multi-turbo acceleration engine that improves the thermal performance of the mobile phone. It also has a super liquid cooling technology for better heat dissipation and keeps the phone cool even after prolonged gaming session. 

To further enhance the gaming experience while playing online games, the iQOO Z1 features a Maxwell 5G antenna design for better reception.

iQOO Z1 Specifications:

  • Display: 6.57-inch LCD, Punch-hole, 144Hz response rate, HDR 10 support
  • Resolution: FHD+ (2408 x 1080 pixels)
  • Dimensions: 163.71H x 8.93D x 75.55W mm, 198.1 gram
  • SoC: Dimensity 1000+
  • CPU: Octa-core (4×2.6 GHz Cortex-A77 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • GPU: Mali-G77 MP9
  • RAM: 6GB / 8GB
  • Storage: 128GB / 256GB UFS 3.1
  • OS: Android 10 with iQOO UI 1.0
  • Back Camera:
    – 48MP primary camera with f/1.79 aperture
    – 8MP wide-angle camera with f/2.2 aperture,
    – 2MP depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture
  • Front Camera: 16MP camera
  • Security: Side-mounted fingerprint sensor, Face Unlock
  • Audio: Dual Smart PA, Hi-Fi Audio, Dual Front Speakers
  • Connectivity: 5G, WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Color Options: Galaxy Silver, Space blue
  • Battery: 4500mAh with 44W FlashCharge

Vivo iQOO Z1 design

Vivo iQOO Z1 Price & Availability:

iQOO Z1 price for the 6GB RAM and 128GB storage starts at CNY2,198 ($310). Similarly, the 8/128GB costs CNY2,498 ($350). and the higher end 8/256GB variant costs CNY2,798 ($395). This means we can expect iQOO Z1 to launch in Nepal for around the price of Rs. 40,000 for the base 6/128GB variant.

Vivo iQOO Z1 Variant Price in Nepal [converted] Availability
6/128GB 2198 Yuan (~Rs.37,500) May 25 (China)
8/128GB 2498 Yuan (~Rs. 42,500) May 25 (China)
8/256GB 2798 Yuan (~Rs. 47,500) May 25 (China)